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Brent Beggs named director of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation

The School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University recently introduced Dr. Brent Beggs as the school's new director, a role in which he is managing the immense uncertainty and...

New Master of Athletic Training program continuing history of success

For nearly two decades, Illinois State University has graduated athletic trainers from the undergraduate and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited athletic...
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School of Kinesiology and Recreation welcomes new faculty

The School of Kinesiology and Recreation welcomes four new faculty members this academic year.
Kriston and Kayla Love

At home with Redbird Legacy families

Meet some of the Redbird Legacy families who live in Central Illinois and hear why they chose to attend Illinois State University.
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Redbird legacy: Like father, like son

Illinois State freshman Jalen Love learned early on the value of going to college and pursuing a degree. His parents, Larry and Betty Love, were both first-generation college students who found a...
Residents at Alden Poplar Creek show their activity packets created by Illinois State therapeutic recreation students.

Therapeutic recreation students make an impact

Moving classes online for the spring semester due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation meant that many professors had to act quickly and be creative. Rachel Smith, instructional assistant...
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Rising to the challenge: Alum gets creative teaching PE classes online

How does someone who teaches physical education continue to keep students engaged while also practicing social distancing? One Redbird has found the answer using the highly popular social media...
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Teacher education programs recognized for excellence in educator preparation

Illinois State University teacher education programs are being recognized for excellence in educator preparation.
Daija Nealy on the Quad

Four years later: Where are our 2015 freshmen now?

With commencement approaching, we decided to catch up with three alumni who were featured in our first "Meet our newest Redbirds" series four years ago.
Health sciences alum Scott Todnem wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year award and his students pose with the words Do Good and Be Kind on a sign

School of Kinesiology and Recreation alum Scott Todnem wins 2019 National Health Teacher of the Year award

School of Kinesiology and Recreation alum Scott Todnem’s recently won the 2019 National Teacher of the Year award and authored the book Growing Up Great.